Wertz & Smith Arrested for Possession


Officers from the Bellefontaine Police Department pulled over a vehicle with no license plate lights Wednesday evening.

The driver, Matthew Wertz, was issued a warning from officers.

The passenger, Cassandra Smith, acted overly nervous.

Wertz declined a vehicle search and told officers there was nothing illegal inside.

Officer Boodik was deployed on the vehicle and gave a positive alert to a narcotic odor.

A probable cause search was conducted.

Officers found several marijuana blunts, suspected crack cocaine, and a crack pipe in the vehicle.

Wertz confirmed the substance was crack and that it was his.

Wertz was arrested for Possession of Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Smith was arrested for Possession of Drugs.

Both were lodged in the Logan County Jail.